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Roasted Zucchini Stuffed with Parmesan Breadcrumbs is an easy vegetable side that has lots of flavor and texture. It can be prepared ahead of time and roasted before serving.
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5 from 26 votes

Roasted Zucchini Stuffed with Parmesan Garlic Breadcrumbs

An easy zucchini recipe that has lots of flavor and texture of toasted breadcrumbs on top. It can be prepared ahead and roasted just before serving.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, side, vegetable
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Marisa Franca @ All Our Way


  • 2 small to medium size zucchini
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 3 cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 425 F. degrees.
  • Trim the stem end of the zucchini, cut them in half lengthwise, scoop out a small channel of seeds with a regular teaspoon.
  • Place the zucchini in one layer on a foiled lined sheet pan. Generously brush the inside of the zucchini with olive oil. Turn cut side down and sprinkle with salt.
  • Roast for about 12 to 15 minutes, until just tender but still firm when tested with the tip of a small paring knife.
  • While the zucchini is roasting prepare the breadcrumbs. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, parsley, basil, parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the panko and 2 tablespoons of oil. Mix well.
  • Turn the zucchini cut side up and spoon a heaping tablespoon of the panko mixture evenly on each zucchini. Bake for another 8 to 10 minutes, until the panko is crispy and golden.
  • Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.


You can prepare the zucchini and the crumb mixture separately and refrigerate for up to a day. Roast before serving.
Inspired by Ina Garten's Parmesan Roasted Zucchini from Cooking for Jeffrey


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 36.7mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.3mg